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Apr 09 2021

The Breakfast Club (Dare To Think)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

This Day in History

American Civil War effectively ends; Iraq celebrates collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime;NASA announces first seven astronauts dubbed the Mercury Seven; Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial; Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.

J. William Fulbright

Breakfast News

US News

New York to offer COVID aid to immigrants excluded earlier

US suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

Southwest to recall flight attendants before summer season

Florida sues federal government to allow cruises to sail

Expert: Lack of oxygen killed George Floyd, not drugs

Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Police: Employee kills 1, wounds 5 at Texas cabinet business

Authorities: NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself

Verizon recalls mobile hotspots sold to schools, in stores

Yosemite National Park to limit summer visitors due to virus

California Highway 1 to reopen by April 30, agency says

California plans $536M for forests before wildfire season

University of Kentucky mistakenly sends 500,000 acceptances

7th man arrested in sex abuse case at youth detention center

Miss America to be crowned in live event after virtual year

No one in small southwest Missouri town voted on Tuesday

US Politics

Biden seeks a new view of infrastructure, far beyond asphalt

Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

Gaetz associate working toward plea deal with prosecutors

Interior secretary steps into Utah public lands tug-of-war

Northam endorses predecessor McAuliffe for Virginia governor

International News

The Latest: Quebec imposes earlier curfew for Montreal

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Brazil top court orders probe of Bolsonaro’s pandemic steps

In Peru, authorities allowed secret burials of virus victims

Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

Myanmar junta limits internet, seizes satellite TV dishes

St. Vincent warns of volcanic eruption, orders evacuations

Reigning Mrs. World arrested over onstage melee in Sri Lanka

Monkey business: 2 dozen monkeys escape German zoo for a day

Sports

Homers, happy: Twins welcome fans back with 10-2 win vs. M’s

NHL grapples with vaccine inequity between U.S. and Canada

Castroneves starts getting acclimated to new team, color

Breakfast Blogs

Mr. Happy Sunshine Man Has Some News Out of Washington (State) Charles P. pierce, Esquire Politics

Daniel Hale, Citizenfive emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Social Critique Of The Port Huron Statement Ed Walker, emptywheel

Russian Mobilization, Ukraine, and What the Hell Is Going On?!?!?! Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Emperor Manchin lays down the law digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Minority-rule party thinks outside the ballot box Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

NYPD Training Document Shows How A Terrorist Response Group Was Weaponized To Attack Protesters Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Republicans Using Incredibly Sketchy And Manipulative ‘Dark Patterns’ To Dupe People Into Donating Way More Than Intended Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Backing Tennessee Abortion Providers, 20 Attorneys General Tell Sixth Circuit to Strike Down Law Requiring Waiting Periods for Women Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Tennessee Lawmakers Move Forward With ‘Laughably Unconstitutional’ Anti-Free Press Bill Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Republican Governors Are Banning Vaccine Passports. Here’s What It Means. Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Elite insouciance at Yale Law School Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 825 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s the Debt, Stupid. I Mean the GOOD Debt. Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

HOW IT STARTED/HOW IT’S GOING Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Joe Biden Gonna Job The Sh*t Out Of You! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Tucker Carlson Thwarted Once Again By Google Machine, Dictionaries Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Georgia GOP Lt. Governor: Yeeeeeah, This Is All Because Of Rudy Giuliani’s Bullsh*t Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Corporations Won’t Even Pay Trumpers Millions Of $$$ To Do Jack Sh*t, Is That Even Legal? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Janet Yellen Gonna Eat Rich With Nice Chianti By Taxing Corps 28% Which Is 3 Points Higher Than 25% Doktor Zoom, Woknette